My Best Reads of 2018

Another year’s rolling painfully close to its end, and it’s time to take stock of the heaps of words I’ve glared at this year. I’ve got a feeling one or two I’ve got left to read might be worth including, too, but I'm about to holiday so they'll have to wait for next...

Wading Through the Short Stories

I write a lot. It's left me with too much to share, so today I'm offering an opportunity to get involved with more of my short fiction. It's taken maybe half a year to get the sequel to  Under Ordshaw ready for publication (still tentatively titled Blue Angel), but...

SPFBO 2018 Opens Today – with over 100 books on offer

It's an exciting day for self-published fantasy authors and readers alike, as the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2018 kicks off today. Especially exciting for me because Under Ordshaw is in the contest! If you're not familiar with the contest, it's an annual...

6 Months of Reading

The start of July. Halfway clear of the dystopian wastes of 2018, with the days threatening to get shorter again. A time to stop and think about all the things we thought we'd achieve back in January that we then got distracted from by US politics.  More importantly,...

Where would you live in Ordshaw?

Following Under Ordshaw's release, I'm sharing an article to give you a more rounded idea of the city and its neighbourhoods. Whether you're familiar with its stories or are yet to explore the UK's worst-behaved city, I hope you'll agree it's an interesting place to...

“Under Ordshaw” Cover Reveal

Under Ordshaw is almost upon us. I've just got through my final round of edits and am giving it one more read before shipping it off to the advance readers. That makes it a good time to show you something else I've been working on: the book's cover. In case you've...